Lonely Planet ranks ultimate travel destinations in new list

Many of us have been forced to rethink travel plans in the wake of Covid-19, but if you’re soothing your canceled-vacation-blues by daydreaming about future adventures, Lonely Planet’s new “Ultimate Travel List” might be just what you need.



a large waterfall over some water: Part of The Iguazu Falls seen from the Argentinian National Park


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Part of The Iguazu Falls seen from the Argentinian National Park

Lonely Planet has just released the second edition of its popular “Ultimate Travel List” coffee table book, which ranks the world’s top 500 unmissable travel experiences.

The new list, collated by Lonely Planet’s team of experts, spotlights must-see and must-do experiences, from spotting wildlife on the Galapagos Islands to admiring the spectacular Iguazú Falls waterfall that spans Argentina and Brazil, to wandering the geothermal landscapes of Yellowstone National Park.



a boat sitting on top of a mountain: The Annapurna circuit trek is a hike you won't forget.


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The Annapurna circuit trek is a hike you won’t forget.

The team scoured past Lonely Planet guidebooks and also reviewed each destination’s commitment to sustainability.

“The options to travel are clearly limited right now, but the list is aimed at inspiring to 2021 and beyond when travel starts recovering,” Tom Hall, Lonely Planet’s vice president of experience, tells CNN Travel.



a stone building that has a canyon with Petra in the background: Jordan's ancient city of Petra is pictured empty of tourists on June 1, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. - For over two millennia the ancient city of Petra has towered majestically over the Jordanian desert. Today its famed rose-red temples hewn into the rockface lie empty and silent. (Photo by Khalil MAZRAAWI / AFP) (Photo by KHALIL MAZRAAWI/afp/AFP via Getty Images)


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Jordan’s ancient city of Petra is pictured empty of tourists on June 1, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. – For over two millennia the ancient city of Petra has towered majestically over the Jordanian desert. Today its famed rose-red temples hewn into the rockface lie empty and silent. (Photo by Khalil MAZRAAWI / AFP) (Photo by KHALIL MAZRAAWI/afp/AFP via Getty Images)

“This is intended to be something that really drives people’s bucket list, not just for now, but for the future.”

Read on for Lonely Planet’s top 10, and to see which destination grabbed the top spot.

10. Annapurna Circuit, Nepal

This jaw-dropping trek is a must for climbers, hikers and on-foot travelers. Traversing Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit, you’ll pass through rice paddies, yak grasslands and a snowy mountain pass named Thorung La.



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Uluru/Ayers Rock Australia

Parts of the walk are very high altitude, including the stunning Tilicho Lake, which only adds to the appeal for thrill-seekers. According to Lonely Planet, the Annapurna Circuit is “everything a good trek should be.”



a close up of a lizard: Wildlife is one of the top attractions of the Galapagos Islands.


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Wildlife is one of the top attractions of the Galapagos Islands.

9. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Visiting Salar de Uyuni, the biggest salt flat in the world, feels like you’re walking through the clouds. After rainfall, water on the lake’s salty surface creates a glossy, glass-like illusion, turning the lake into a mirror that reflects the sky above.



a body of water: Each year when the Okavango River floods with water, it transforms into a spectacular wilderness.


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Each year when the Okavango River floods with water, it transforms into a spectacular wilderness.

Salar de Uyuni is also pretty impressive when it’s arid, and the surface becomes cracked with geometric patterns. Plus, when it’s dry you can visit the two lake islands, Isla Incahuasi and Isla del Pescado.



a person standing in front of a building: Buddhist monks enter the Bayon Temple at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.


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Buddhist monks enter the Bayon Temple at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

8. Temples of Angkor, Cambodia

The atmospheric surrounds of Angkor, a cluster of beautiful

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Cheap Vacation Spots Guide: 6 Affordable Destinations for a Fun Getaway

It’s not true at all that you have to spend a ton of money to go on a lavish vacation. For every popular tourist spot, there is a cheap alternative. Even some of the more popular destinations are becoming more affordable these days. No matter what kind of trip you’re interested in, you can count on there being some cheap vacation spots out there to fulfill your needs. Here are a few recommendations to get you started.

Thailand

Thailand is always a popular country for backpackers. It’s got a rich culture, beautiful islands, beach-huts, cuisine, and tons of adventures. All of these are usually available at affordable prices. There is more to Thailand than just Bangkok. Explore places like Koh Tao, Koh Samet, Khao Lak, Hua Hin District, and Phuket City as well.

Uruguay

This is a cheap alternative to more popular South American countries like Brazil and Argentina. There are plenty of gorgeous beaches to choose from and abundant wildlife to check out. Just hop on an American Airlines, Air Europa, or British Airways flight to Montevideo.

Isla Mujeres

If you’re looking for cheap vacation spots in Mexico, head here. It’s an inexpensive alternative to Cancun. As long as the dollar remains strong in Mexico, places like Isla Mujeres will be affordable for travelers from the US. You can get around the island with a rented golf cart. Since there aren’t any tourist traps to fall into, everything is available at a low price.

Camino de Santiago

Looking for a cheap European vacation? Camino de Santiago is your best choice right now. See many historic sites by walking the trail across Spain. Thousands of people from across the globe to the “pilgrimage” across the trail every summer. There are plenty of affordable restaurants and budget lodging places along the route.

Oklahoma City

This US city is an inexpensive getaway that offers plenty of fun activities. You can do everything from wandering through Bricktown (free) to visit the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. There is no shortage of restaurants, shops, bars, and hotels.

Daytona, FL

If you want a beach vacation, Daytona is one of the most fun beaches in the world. It’s also associated with NASCAR, so you might want to check out the speedway if it’s open. There are actually 20 miles or so of public shoreline to explore. Interested in history? Visit the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

These are just a few of the many cheap vacation spots to visit right now! Each of these destinations has something to offer travelers of all ages.

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Vacation Packages for Two – 5 Affordable Destinations You Might Be Interested In

While everyone dreams of traveling the world, it’s simply not feasible for most of us. That doesn’t mean that you can’t experience as much of it as possible while you’re still on this planet. One way to see as much of it as possible is to look for bargain vacation packages for two. Just take a friend or a loved one along with you on your journey and you should be able to find some great deals.

Here are a few suggestions of affordable places you might want to visit:

Las Vegas

Don’t pass up any Vegas vacation package you might come across – it’s definitely worth a visit or two. You don’t have to be the gambling type, either. There are many other things to do, from sightseeing from a helicopter tour to watching some of the best live entertainment in the world. You could also simply relax at one of the city’s many luxury pools, or take a visit to Hoover Dam. The great thing about Vegas vacation packages for two is that they are very, very cheap. Airfare is usually pretty affordable as well.

Curacao

This island paradise is one of the least expensive places to visit in the Caribbean – especially if you visit between May and November. During hurricane season, resort rates drop considerably, and tourists who are not afraid of the risk will find the best deals. You should be able to find a hotel room for less than $150 a night.

Biloxi

Perfectly situated to catch a nice, cool breeze from the Gulf of Mexico, this Mississippi town is a must visit for a southern vacation. Biloxi has rebuilt and improved ever since it was hit by Hurricane Katrina all those years ago. Head to Beach Boulevard if you want to enjoy casinos, or the historic Beauvoir grounds if you are interested in Civil War history.

Jacksonville

If you want to head to Florida but don’t have much of a budget, just check out Jacksonville packages. You don’t have to go to Orlando to enjoy theme parks, or Miami to enjoy the beach. There are many attractions and beaches close to Jacksonville as well. You can visit art museums, the zoo, the nearby beach communities of Ponte Vedra and Amelia Island, go shopping, and so much more.

Nassau

The Bahamas have always been a popular vacation spot, and there are plenty of cheap all-inclusive vacation packages for two in and around Nassau. No matter what type of vacation you’re interested in, you can easily build an ideal itinerary. As for airfare, you should be able to find cheap tickets from just about anywhere along the East Coast or MidWest.

Find all of these vacation packages for two – as well as many other great deals – online. Discount travel packages of all varieties are available, no matter where you want to go. You’ll also find savings on airfare and cruise packages.…

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Cheap Vacation Ideas for US Destinations and Abroad

If you’re not picky about where you go, budget travel packages are easy to find. If you want to go on vacation with your family, group of friends or co-workers, a romantic getaway, or solo adventure, there’s no need to spend a fortune. Regardless of your plans, here are some cheap vacation ideas to consider:

Grand Canyon

Why pay for a hotel room when you can just bring a tent and go camping around the Grand Canyon? You’ll want to get near the North Rim for some priceless views. You can save even more if you visit the National Park on one of its free entrance days.

Salt Lake City

It’s never expensive to spend a few days at Salt Lake City, with the average hotel prices staying below $150 all year round. There are a lot of fun, free activities held regularly at Temple Square. This might be worth checking into.

Daytona Beach

This popular spring break destination offers a lot of deals for every type of traveler, from the NASCAR fan to the beach lover. There are a lot of cheap vacation ideas for families as well – around the Boardwalk and Daytona Maritime Museum.

Las Vegas

As long as you don’t get caught up in gambling, a Vegas vacation can be very cheap. You can especially if you go mid-week instead of the weekends. Not only can you find discounts at the resorts and hotels, you can also experience many top attractions – like the Bellagio Fountains – simply by walking around outside.

What about international vacations?

A few fun, low-cost international destinations include:

Bangladesh

Thanks to the exchange rate, you can enjoy everything from a river cruise to handmade craft shopping for a few dollars a day. There are nearly 300 hotels in Bangladesh and many of them are well under $100 a night.

Krakow

Your money will really stretch in Krakow, Poland. Some experts even call it “the best bargain” in all of Europe. It’s as much as 40% cheaper than Amsterdam. As long as you stay in a mid-range hotel, you’ll easily spend less than $100 a day.

Bangkok

If you’re looking for a cheap, yet equally exciting alternative to Tokyo, Bangkok is an excellent choice. Thailand has always been a favorite of budget-conscious backpack travelers, and Bangkok is a great city that costs as much as 60% less than Tokyo. In some restaurants, you can get a takeout dinner for $1 or less.

These are just a few examples of some cheap vacation ideas. No matter where you want to go in the world, there are some fun, safe, inexpensive places to stay. You don’t need to send a lot of money to sight-see.

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Perfect Vacation Destinations For Your Fall Getaway

So, summer is slowly, but surely, getting away from us, and try as we could to make this the summer that would blow all others out of the water, the season has slipped away. Even more depressing is the fact that we took no time off from work, which mean the list of possible vacation destinations we’d put together so carefully is now one more piece of paper to add to the “shred” pile in your home office. What happened?

First of all, you need a serious chill pill. You sound like a certain toy donkey that just can’t help but spread the blues everywhere he goes. So, you missed out on taking a vacation during the summer. So what? In case you didn’t know, there are nine other months in the year, which means you’re not without options for a getaway. The thing is you need to think a bit more critically about where you’re going and what you’re getting yourself into.

Fall, or if you prefer autumn, is one of the most breathtaking times of the year. You start to see colors that remind you of pumpkin pie and scarves. You notice a bit of a nip in the air, which means it’s time to get your cute cold weather clothing out of storage because it’s about to go down. What’s more, show off your cute clothing on a little getaway. If you’re really serious about taking your vacation, take advantage of the fall. It’s a lighter travel season, which means less crowds and big savings.

Here are some of the most perfect vacation destinations for you to consider this fall:

Boston, MA – The weather will have a nice snap to it, and you’re in the hotbed for American History (learning doesn’t take a vacation). Cross the Charles River and hang out at Harvard. You’ve got some of the most sacred sports destinations in the world (The Garden and Fenway), the museums are killer, and walk the same cobblestones our country’s founding fathers walked.

San Antonio, TX – You may have checked out the River Walk before, but the fall is an otherworldly experience. Even in the heart of Texas, you’ve got world-class restaurants, tremendous shopping, and you can actually visit The Alamo, perhaps the most important edifice in the Lone Star State.

Sedona, AZ – You want ‘trippy’? Check out Sedona. It is the place to be if you’re even the slightest bit curious about healing crystals and aura readings. The weather is amazing and the vistas are grand, and you’ll find no lack of interesting people. Before you leave, visit one of the spiritual shops & maybe learn a little about yourself.

Red River, NM – You’re in the Rocky Mountains and part of Carson National Forest. You’re way above sea level, and the outdoors is there for your enjoyment. Hiking, biking, fishing, tubing (all year), a local community house filled to the brim with activities, and a population of about 500 people. Talk about …

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Travel Information, Holidays, Destinations And Information From New Zealand And Round The World

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Household Friendly Vacation Destinations

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I can not think about too some ways I might reasonably spend my summer vacation than saltwater fishing, If fishing does not hold your interest,nevertheless, but being on the water does, you may need to think about a sightseeing trip or a dolphin-recognizing trip by boat.

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